Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week since I last did one of these, mine has been fairly quiet, but Stirling is coming out of local lockdown at the end of this week, which to be honest isn’t going to change things for me massively, but it’ll be nice to be able to sit in for a hot chocolate again!
Anyway, as it’s Tuesday, I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week is a Holiday/Seasonal Freebie, so I’m talking about Books With Wintery Covers, as I really enjoyed doing the Autumnal Covers topic in October, and I thought doing a Wintery Covers post would be fun. So here we go, my favourite Wintery Covers:
- The Silvered Serpents-Roshani Chokshi
This is one of my favourite covers from this whole year, everything about it screams Winter and I feel like it has a kind of Christmassy feel as well with the red and the white and the silvery pine leaves on the border. The covers for this series just keep getting better, I can’t wait to see how gorgeous the final book in the trilogy looks.
2. The Enchanted Sonata-Heather Dixon Wallwork
Given that this book is a Nutcracker retelling and takes place over Christmas, it makes sense that this book would have a wintery feel, the black and white kind of reminds me of a night sky and the red and yellow stripes feel sort of like candy canes.
3. Wintersong-S.Jae Jones
I mean it would be a little weird if a book called Wintersong had a summery cover! I love this cover, I think the flower in the snow globe is just gorgeous and it makes me sad that I didn’t really enjoy book, it’s always sad when a book has a great cover but the contents don’t live up.
4. Havenfall-Sara Holland
Honestly I found it kind of weird that this book was set in Summer, it’s like the feeling I had opening the first Magnus Chase book with that really bright orange colour only to find out it’s set in Winter! To me this cover has a very wintery palate, the whole silhouette kind of looks frozen, and the icy blue and white colours definitely feel far more cold than warm.
5. Black Ice-Andy Lane
I mean it says it all in the title, if a book with Ice in the title had a summery cover it would be very wrong! This book is set in Moscow in winter, so the icy cover is definitely reflective of the setting.
6. The Night Circus-Erin Morgenstern
I mean this whole book gives off a very wintery feel, it’s the kind of book that begs to be read whilst curled up with a mug of hot chocolate! The colours are reflective of the colour scheme of the circus which is entirely black and white, but I also feel like they are quite wintery, the whole cover sort of reminds me of a dark winter night. I love the pop of red from the scarf as well (in the book, reveurs, fans of the Circus, find each other by wearing bright red scarves).
7. Stealing Snow-Danielle Paige
Of course a book with the title Stealing Snow would have a wintery look and the cover designers definitely leant into this hard. With the white cover, and the snowflake in the O and the big shard of glass, everything about it screams winter. I also love how they went with red for the title as it really stands out. Unfortunately this book is kind of terrible, but the cover looks great!
8. Snow Like Ashes-Sara Raasch
Another book where the title necessitates a wintery cover (and the story, given that it’s all about a girl from the Kingdom of Winter). I love the contrast between the wintery setting on one side and the more summery setting on the other, and the way the light shines on the snow is really lovely.
9. Between Shades of Gray-Ruta Sepetys
The simplicity and sparseness of this cover really suits the story, Lina and her family are deported to Siberia, so having a cover where it’s just snow and a blue sky is really fitting for the setting and it definitely captures the wintery feel. I also love the little sprouting seedling, showing some hope of life in an otherwise desolate landscape. There are a lot of different covers for this one, but this is my favourite and the one that I own.
10. The Crown’s Fate-Evelyn Skye
Honestly there are aspects of this cover that I don’t love, the castle doesn’t really merge very well with the rest of the cover, it’s kind of like it’s been photoshopped awkwardly. But it definitely does have a very winter feel given that the entire thing is set on a sheet of ice, and that suits the book, as it’s set in wintery Russia.
11. Daughter of Smoke and Bone-Laini Taylor
This book isn’t necessarily as outwardly wintery looking as some of the others I’ve put on this list, but I wanted to include it because it kind of reminds me of Christmas cards I’ve had in years past as a lot of them have a snow covered red door which is very similar to the door on this cover. Also as best I remember, I think this book is set in Winter, so it kind of fits.
12. Night Spinner-Addie Thorley
The colour palate for this one, with the blues and the whites is definitely very wintery. I love the way the different shades of blues blend to be an almost purply colour and I love the night sky effect in the silhouette’s face. The bird at the bottom may be my favourite detail in this cover.
13. Hunted-Megan Spooner
This book has a classic wintery setting on its cover, a snow covered forest. I also really love the slight glow from the sunlight, I think that’s a really lovely effect!
14. A Shiver of Snow and Sky-Lisa Lueddecke
Another book that was made for a wintery cover. I love how it has kind of a Christmassy feel with the snow and the red and white. It’s a super minimal cover and that’s what makes it so great: the snow covered trees at the bottom are so lovely and the way the whole thing looks like a night sky is brilliant.
15. A Court of Frost and Starlight-Sarah J Maas
Another one that demands a wintery cover by virtue of its setting. I love how the whole thing looks like a night sky, with Feyre’s silvery dress and the little stars above the title.
I know, quite a long list this week, but once I started finding covers I found it really difficult to stop! This is actually short, there were way more books, both that I’ve read and that are on my TBR, that have wintery covers. Have you read any of these? Did you enjoy them? What’s your favourite Winter themed cover? Let me know in the comments!
I’ll be back with another Top Ten Tuesday next week, this time we’ll be talking about our Winter TBRs and I always love doing TBR topics so it should be a fun one!